Police captain laid to rest

The police, along with neighbourhood watches, community police forums and security companies, held a high-visibility patrol in Table View on Wednesday July 1.

Table View policeman Captain Kenneth Lombard was laid to rest at the weekend, following his death from Covid-19.

The police, along with neighbourhood watches, community police forums and security companies, held a high-visibility patrol in Table View on Wednesday evening July 1 to honour Captain Lombard who died on Friday June 26.

Captain Lombard, 52, of Atlantis, is survived by his wife and three children.

He was also part of the Destiny Riders Motorcycle Club, and a memorial bike ride was held in his honour on Sunday June 28 in Atlantis.

Colleen Pietersen, who runs the non-profit, TLC Outreach Projects, from the Table View police headquarters, described Captain Lombard as a man of integrity who would be sorely missed by the community he had wholeheartedly served.

“Table View SAPS has lost a legend,” said Ms Pietersen. Captain Lombard had been a “dynamic man” with a passion for helping the elderly, the youth and the homeless, she added.

Captain Lombard was also on the Bloubergrant High School governing body, and a statement from the school praised him as a “true gentleman” and said he
had made a significant contribution.

The school also flew its flag at half mast in the week leading up to his funeral.